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By ESPN Staff
38 minutes ago

Brandao jailed for headbutt on PSG's Motta

Bastia striker Brandao has been handed a one month jail sentence for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta following a Ligue 1 match in August.

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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
15 hours ago

Bastia striker Brandao given jail term for headbutt on PSG's Thiago Motta

Bastia striker Brandao has been handed a one month jail sentence for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta following a Ligue 1 match in August.

Bastia striker Brandao has been sentenced to one month in prison and fined 20,000 euros following his heatbutt on Paris St-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta.

However, it is reported by Le Parisien that the jail term will be converted into a period of community service, and as such the striker will not spend any time behind bars. The paper also states that the player will not appeal.

Olivier Martin, the player's barrister, told media he was "a little stunned", adding: "This decision is in keeping with...

5 days ago

Lyon slip up against Bastia

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Lyon missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Marseille in to second place in Ligue 1 as they were held to a goalless draw by managerless Bastia.

Les Gones arrived in Corsica on the back of five successive league wins but a rugged Bastia side, combined with a poor playing surface, proved too much for the visitors to make the breakthrough.

Following on from their 2-0 win at Montpellier last week, the hosts' second clean sheet in as many matches helped secure a valuable point which moved them further...

 By Ian Holyman
7 days ago

Brandao's six-month ban for head-butting Thiago Motta upheld by FFF

Bastia's Brandao has been suspended for six months following his headbutt on Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta.

The French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed Brandao's six-month suspension for head-butting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta.

Brandao, 34, was caught on camera head-butting Motta, 32, in the players' tunnel at the Parc des Princes after PSG's Ligue 1 victory over the Brazilian striker's Bastia side in mid-August, leaving the Italy international midfielder with a broken nose.

The FFF's Appeals Commission upheld the decision of the French Football League's Disciplinary Commission...

 By Ian Holyman
Nov 10, 2014

Claude Makelele: Jose Mourinho has urged me to continue coaching career

Former France international Claude Makelele has been sacked by Bastia in his first role as a head coach.

Claude Makelele has told Canal+ that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has helped steel his determination to continue his coaching career despite being sacked by Bastia.

Only appointed in the summer, Makelele was shown the exit door by the Corsican club last week after registering just two wins from his opening 12 Ligue 1 matches in what was his first senior coaching role.

Speaking to former France international teammate Christophe Dugarry, the 41-year-old acknowledged that he had learned from the experience...